Back of students walking into commencement ceremony


Commencement is a very special time at St. John's University that we all look forward to as we celebrate the wonderful achievements of our graduating students. 

We are excited to welcome you and celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2024 together at this year's ceremonies. View Schedule of Events here.

All eligible and prospective graduates will receive an email via their St. John's email account with more details regarding the Commencement Exercises, the week of March 18.

Please select from the resources below, for more information.

Information For

2025 Commencement Dates

Friday, May 16, 2025

Graduate-Level Commencement Ceremony for St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
10 a.m., Carnesecca Arena

Graduate-Level Commencement Ceremony for The School of Education and The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
4 p.m., Carnesecca Arena

Saturday, May 17, 2025

Baccalaureate Mass
4 p.m., St. Thomas More Church

Sunday, May 18, 2025

Undergraduate-Level Commencement Ceremony (all undergraduate students attend this ceremony)
10 a.m., Great Lawn

School of Law Mass
3 p.m., St. Thomas More Church

School of Law Commencement Ceremony
5 p.m., Carnesecca Arena